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National Science Foundation – Chore Wars: Men, Women and Housework: “Husbands create an extra seven hours a week of housework for wives, according to a new study. But wives save husbands from about an hour of housework a week.”
Shakesville: Horrifying New Law: Forced Ultrasounds Condition of Abortion: “Last week, the Oklahoma Legislature overrode the governor’s veto and enacted a law that puts a horrifying twist on informed consent requirements for women seeking abortion. While other states require that women seeking abortion be offered an ultrasound, this law requires that the woman have either an abdominal or a vaginal ultrasound, whichever offers the clearer picture, as a condition of having an abortion.”
New York Times – More Mothers Breast-Feed, in First Months at Least: “About 77 percent of new mothers breast-feed their infants at least briefly, the highest rate seen in the United States in more than a decade, according to a government survey released on Wednesday.”
The Frisky – The Daily Squeeze: Disney push-up bras?!
Our Bodies Our Blog: On Increasing Rates of Diabetes in Pregnancy: “An article set to appear in the May issue of the journal Diabetes Care is garnering widespread media attention today, as it declares that the prevalence of pre-existing diabetes in women who become pregnant has doubled over the past several years.”
Femme Den – Design for females, without “pinking and shrinking”: “Women are still underrepresented in the design industry,” says designer Erica Eden, of Smart Design. To combat that, Eden and three other female members of Smart’s staff (Agnete Enga, Yvonne Lin, and Gina Reimann) have started Femme Den, an in-company initiative to address the needs of female consumers without alienating males by merely ‘pinking and shrinking’ existing products.

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